What a load of rubbish Lynn - that was terrible!
Only joking. Yep, you're right it is very courageous to show your all too human underbelly through writing, and I think most people at aikiweb really appreciate your contributions and, as most good writers, you write when you have something to say.
P.S. James, I'm sure there is a creative writing club in the area you could join. It is much easier to gain confidence when you get some criticism and encouragement from others and you start to realise that people's tastes vary and you'll never appeal to everyone! A club also helps to structure your writing time.